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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Ivory Coast

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Ivory CoastEdit

  • A former French colony, the Ivory Coast gained formal independence in 1960.
  • All meters are inscribed “COTE D’IVOIRE”.
  • The first meters so inscribed appeared in 1958. For issues before this date, see FRENCH WEST AFRICA.
  • The stamps are grouped according to country inscription:
A - “COTE D’IVOIRE” alone
B - “REPUBLIQUE COTE D’IVOIRE” or “REPUBLIQUE DE CODE D’IVOIRE”
C - "LA POSTE de Cote d'Ivôire"



GROUP A: Frank inscribed “COTE D’IVOIRE” at topEdit


A1. Satas “D” (MV), 1958.  [$20]

Upright frank with single line, simulated-perforation border broken at center of sides.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:   ★000F




A2. Havas “M” (MV), 1962.  [$10]

Wide frank with double outer frame line.
A. M# with “M” prefix
B. M# with “MG” prefix
TM: SL
V/F:   ★000F





A3. Satas “R” (MV), 1961.

Frank as Type A1, but M# with “SR” prefix.
With or without “^” over “O” in “COTE”.
A. “COTE D’IVOIRE” 2mm tall
B. “COTE D’IVOIRE” 3mm tall
TM: SC
V/F:   ★000








A4. Camp (MV), 1965.

Post Office stamp.
Similar to Type A3 but with narrower spacing usually with the hour figure between the town mark and frank.
A. M# Roman numeral  [$10]
B. M# Western number
C. Without M#  [$10]
TM: SC
V/F:   ★000
a. Without hour figure
b. Small hour figure at right of date inside the town mark








A5. Satas “J” (MV).

Frank as Type A3.
Date figures tall.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:   ★00  0000



A6. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV), 1980 or earlier.  [$20]

Probably a Post Office stamp.
Frank is wider than tall with simulated-perforation outer border and straight line inner border.
Date figures are raised in relation to value figures.
“POSTES” above value figures.
M# with “P.O.” prefix, low between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:   000
a. Post Office stamp, meter number with "DGP/" prefix




A7. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV), 1980 or earlier.

As type A6 but “POSTES” and M# below value figures.
Date and value figures on same level.
A. M# with “DGP/” prefix (DGP/01 seen), probably a Post Office stamp  [$10]
B. M# with “P.B.” prefix
TM: DC
V/F:   000






A8. Neopost “Electronic” (MV), 1992 or earlier.

“POSTES” small.
A. M# with “SG” prefix
B. M# with "DD" prefix
TM: SC, DC
V/F:   000   0,00






A9. Satas “L” (MV).  [$35]

As Type A3, but M# with “SL” prefix.
Date figures quite short.
M# “SL 101” seen.
TM: SC
V/F:   ★000



A10. Secap (MV).

Frank without breaks at sides.
"POSTES" horizontal, not curved.
M# with "NL" prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:   0000







GROUP B: Frank inscribed “REPUBLIQUE COTE D’IVOIRE” or “REPUBLIQUE DE COTE D’IVOIRE” at topEdit




B1. Havas “M” (MV).  [$10]

As Type A2 but inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ COTE D’IVOIRE”.
A. M# with “M” prefix
B. M# with “MG” prefix
TM: SL
V/F:   ★000










B2. Camp “PR” (MV), 1960.

Post Office stamp.
As Type A4 but inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DE/ COTE D’IVOIRE.
M# with “PR” prefix.
A. Hour figure at right inside the town mark  [$25]
B. Hour figure between town mark and frank  [$30]
TM: SC
V/F:   ★000





B3. Havas “P” (MV), 1965.

Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ COTE D’IVOIRE”.
M# with “P” prefix.
A. “POSTES” straight
B. “POSTES” slightly curved
TM: SC
V/F:   000   ★000






B4. Secap “NA” (MV), 1966.  [$35]

Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE DE/ COTE D’IVOIRE”.
“POSTES” slightly curved.
M# with “NA” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000




B5. Secap “NE” (MV), 1997.

Inscribed “REPUBLIQUE/ COTE D’IVOIRE”.
“POSTES” slightly curved.
M# with “NE” prefix.
TM: SC
V/F:  0000




B6. Secap ? (MV).

Very similar to Type B5 but the date figures are more widely spaced.
One seen with coplex meter number prefix "G.SC.C1 004".
TM: SC
V/F:  0000





B7. Secap (MV).

“REPUBLIQUE DE/ COTE D’IVOIRE” at top.
Straight line town mark and date below frank.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:  0000






B8. Francotyp-Postalia "T1000"? (MV).

Frameless frank with “REPUBLIQUE/ COTE D’IVOIRE” at top.
M# without prefix at bottom.
TM: SL
V/F:  0000







GROUP C: Frank inscribed “LA POSTE de Côte d'Ivoire"Edit


C1. Neopost (digital).

Large square frank with small breaks at sides.
At top of the frank is LA POSTE underlined, above de Côte d'Ivoire with an elephant head logo at right.
Centered in the frank are the value figures, "FCFA", the date, and meter number at bottom.
At far left of the frank is a square 2D bar code below a postal code and the town name.
Four codes of unknown purpose are found between the 2D bar code and the frank.
Meter number with "NE3" prefix.
TM: SL
V/F:   0000000


The elephant head logo may represent the country's postal system which would make Type C1 a Post Office stamp.